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Glossary of Terms & Definitions
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Eolian

Eolian action at the top of a sand dune
eo·lian

Processes relating to or caused by the wind, and its effects on the rock and soil. Sand dunes are examples of an eolian stucture.
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Lucerne - Johnson Valleys and Hills: Mojave Desert Ecological ...
Transported Quaternary deposits are mostly alluvium, but include lacustrine deposits and eolian sand. Geomorphology. This section is on steep mountains, ...

Sand Dunes & Dust
The Kelso Dunes and Devils Playground is a large area of eolian (wind blown) sand deposits within the Mojave National Preserve; the dune field is also the ...

Amargosa Desert - Pahrump Valley
This subsection contains mainly Quaternary fluvial, lacustrine, and eolian sand deposits. Hills protruding through the alluvial plain are mostly Cambrian marine ...

Bullion Mountains - Bristol Lake: Mojave Desert Ecological ...
Lithology and Stratigraphy. Quaternary alluvial, lacustrine, and eolian deposits and Cenozoic volcanic rocks predominate in this subsection. The volcanic rocks ...

High Desert Plains and Hills: Mojave Desert Ecological Subsections
Eolian sand deposits are common. There are small areas of Precambrian gneiss and schist and Miocene and Pliocene nonmarine sedimentary rocks. There is a ...

Silurian Valley - Devil's Playground: Mojave Desert Ecological ...
This subsection contains mainly Quaternary fluvial, lacustrine, and eolian sand deposits. Hills protruding through the alluvial plain are mostly Mesozoic granitic, ...

References - Mojave Preserve - California Mojave Desert
Lancaster, N. and Tchakerian, V.P., 2003, Late Quaternary eolian dynamics, Mojave Desert, California: In Paleoenvironments and paleohydrology of the Mojave ...

Mojave Valley - Granite Mountains: Mojave Desert Ecological ...
Lacustrine and eolian sand deposits are common. The Mesozoic plutonic rocks are mostly granitic, but include some mafic rocks. There are areas of Quaternary ...

DUST STORM - Mojave Desert - Glossary of Terms and Definitions
Eolian Deposit · Zephyr · Playas - Mojave Preserve - California Mojave Desert These salts contribute much to the wind-blown dust and haze in the Mojave .

Colorado Desert Ecological Subsections
Cenozoic sedimentary rocks and alluvial, lacustrine, and eolian deposits. Soil Taxa. Aridisols and Entisols with hyperthermic soil temperature regimes and aridic ...

Natural Features and Formations
In physical geography, a dune is a hill of sand built by eolian (wind-related) processes. Bare dunes are subject to shifting location and size based on their ...

Soda Lake
Desiccated lakes can be major sources of eolian sediments, as the man-made desiccation of Owens Lake has shown recently. Thus, the complex history of ...

Funeral Mountains - Greenwater Valley: Mojave Desert Ecological ...
Mass wasting, fluvial erosion and deposition, and eolian deflation and deposition are the main geomorphic processes. Soils. The soils are mostly Lithic ...

Death Valley Ecology
Fluvial erosion and deposition and eolian deflation and deposition are the main geomorphic processes. Soils The soils are mostly Typic Torrifluvents and Typic ...

Playas - Mojave Preserve - California Mojave Desert
... of the clay, silt, and sand in the playa sediments. The sand from the Mojave River is the primary source of eolian sand for Kelso Dunes and Devils Playground.


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